The old knight Phoenix was captain of the fourth company, and Alcimedon
, noble son of Laerceus of the fifth.
Et nobis idem Alcimedon
duo pocula fecit et molli circum est ansas amplexus acantho Orpheaque in medio posuit siluasque sequentis; necdum illis labra admoui, sed condita seruo.
In the "horse-driving" culture of the Homeric hero, the ability to curb and to guide a pair of good horses is one of the primary and in fact "paradigmatic" images of a man's functioning effectiveness, an all-important measure of his ability to "deflect" worldly forces from paths they would otherwise run, and guide them to his own particular ends: Alcimedon
, who else of men was of like sort to curb and tame the might of immortal steeds, save only Patroclus, peer of the gods in counsel, while he still lived?
(49) O.8.65-66 tells us that Alcimedon
has brought this trainer his thirtieth victory.
They are a work of art, not just utensils; they carry the trademark of a genius, `divine Alcimedon', a name you must know, or else forfeit all claim to chic status (v.
Or that could be a problem for those among us who do not already know who it is that belongs in a pair with Conon; an artist, an Alcimedon, who knew Hellenistic iconography could perhaps fill in the name without hesitation, and judge accordingly how poor Menalcas' clues are, while deciding what sort of slip it is to forget so famous a name, of a figure on his own, supposedly most precious, possessions.
Hence both have cups carved by the "divine Alcimedon".'(21) Palaemon bids us love the song of `love' from these `bitter-sweet lover-singers' (amores/ aut ...